Dr. Ten Have, Medicine

Dr. Thomas Ten Have, professor of biostatistics in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine, died on May 1, 2011, at the age of 53.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Dr. Ten Have earned his BS, MPH and PhD all from the University of Michigan.

He joined the faculty at Penn in 1997, where he was professor of biostatistics, a member of the MPH Curriculum Committee and a senior fellow in the Institute on Aging. He was the director of the Biostatistics Data-Core and associate director of the Division of Biostatistics in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Ten Have studied the intersection of causal statistical methods and behavioral interventions on behavioral and medical outcomes.

In his career, he published over 200 papers, was a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a recipient of the Harvard Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Ten Have is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Anna.

A memorial will be held at 10 a.m. on May 13 at the Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church at 224 E. Gowen Ave. in Mt. Airy In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Philadelphia Futures, Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center, of which Dr. Ten Have was the information core co-director, or ACHIEVEability.